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Workers’ Compensation Alert

Important Notice To Future Retirees

By Peter J. Gough, Esq.

If you have sustained a work injury and plan to retire, you may be giving up your rights to workers’ compensation benefits, pension benefits or even a workers’ compensation settlement without knowing it!

Your decision to retire may trigger an attempt by your company to stop your workers’ compensation. Regardless of whether you are still disabled, your employer can try to stop your benefits by proving that you have voluntarily retired and completely withdrawn yourself from work. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has permitted this. Some retirees have lost workers’ compensation benefits by simply telling their employer that they were “not going to work again.”

Another section of the law allows your employer to take a dollar-for-dollar reduction in workers’ compensation benefits from a pension or severance package you receive.

Protect yourself from a costly mistake! Before you even mention retirement to your employer, learn the facts. We at QuatriniRafferty are here to help you and can advise you of your rightful retirement and workers’ compensation benefits. If you have questions about your particular situation, please feel free to email a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney now or call us at 724-837-0080 in Greensburg or toll free at 888-534-6016.

For more information on Pennsylvania workers’ compensation, please visit our expansive Workers’ Compensation Information Center or our Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions.

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